Category Archives: architecture

Excuse me sir, is this 1898?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a moth in a lampshade. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, when I switched on the newly constructed time machine… I reached out and gripped the two charged … Continue reading

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Do watch your step Your Majesty!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, flippant, limitrophe, roisting, toddling, mancipatory, and scolecid. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I wonder if the people, the masons and the tilers, who hundreds of years ago, designed those tiled floors in geometric patterns … Continue reading

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The half-engineer, with plane…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is strut: in roofing, a timber, either upright, connecting the tie-beam with the rafter above it, or sloping, connecting a king- or queen-post to the rafter. I hope that you have that clear … Continue reading

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The Joys of Decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: accrescent, accourt, accloy, accasiaccatura, acates, accoy and butter-bump. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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A linocut from last year…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is ‘Quarry’ (or quarrel). A small diamond-shaped pane with which medieval windows were glazed. The term can also apply to any small quadrangular opening in the tracery of a window. I have one … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 16…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: brackish, raffish, unifilar, opprobrious, dissilient, xenogenetic and blunt. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is not art… Well, I suppose my photograph of it is, but not this piece of architecture itself. When it was … Continue reading

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Trains, art, a boon, a weir, and Tim Robbins…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: boomerang brown, fidgety fawn, angry auburn, ragged red, platonic purple, tantalising taupe, and gnarled green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recently heard of the existence of the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, Yorkshire; it is … Continue reading

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